Aflatoxins Management in Dairy Animals

Aflatoxins are major class of mycotoxins produced primarily by Aspergillus species (flavus, parasiticus, nomius). Aflatoxin M1 found in milk of dairy cattle is the metabolite of Aflatoxin B1 that occurs in feed materials. Approximately 0.3 to 6.2 per cent of Aflatoxin B1 is converted into Aflatoxin M1 and excreted in milk of dairy animals.

In India, the maximum permissible limits for Aflatoxins B1 in feed and M1 in milk are 20 ppb and 0.5 ppb respectively.

NDDB is working actively for Aflatoxin management in feed materials.

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